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Pelican Migration in Los Angeles! Amazing!

I am so excited. I just came back from experiencing one of the most fascinating sites I've yet witnessed in Los Angeles.

It's Friday and it's been a long hard week, so my hubbie and I took a late afternoon break to go to a little green oasis (urban park the size of a house lot ;-) in Manhattan Beach and as we lay there listening to the waves breaking and watching a few gulls floating on the thermals...the first miraculous wave floated by.

22 brown pelicans soared on the winds from north to south...and never once flapped their wings.

Then another flock of almost 50 soared by.

Then another. And another.

In about an hour my leisurely rest on a blanket was turned upside down and I was practically jumping up and down with excitement. More than 300 brown pelicans had soared by.

The wind was picking up and hubbie was getting we went for a cup of coffee. When we got back on the road, another flock floated by. And another. And another.

Migration? It must be! But north to south in MAY?

See the BirdWeb for a photo of this weird looking bird that floats like an angel!

The birds on the Pacific Coast nest on islands off the coasts of southern California and Mexico.

On days like this, there is no disconnect between wilderness and urban life. The magic of life wells up in one's throat and makes you glad to be part of the parade!